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13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Sure these books are controversial...but so was Jesus.

I have been studying these books alongside of the Bible ever since I started reading them. Honestly, a part of me wanted to disprove them. But as I got deeper into the Word and compared them side-by-side, I realized it could not be done.

The main message of Conversat...
I have been studying these books alongside of the Bible ever since I started reading them. Honestly, a part of me wanted to disprove them. But as I got deeper into the Word and compared them side-by-side, I realized it could not be done.

The main message of Conversations with God is that "We are all One" - meaning one Spirit. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prays to the Father, "I pray...that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us...May they be brought to complete unity..." (John 17: 21-23, NIV).

To name a few more examples:

- "Remain in me, and I will remain in you" (John 15:4)
- "On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you" (John 14:20)
- "Do to others what you would have them do to you" (Luke 6:29-31)

Humans have been asking how to have "world peace" and to solve "world hunger" and to "prevent war" for centuries. I tell you the truth; these books have the answers! They answer them just as Jesus did 2000 years ago. Jesus understood these truths and came here to teach them to us.

Why can't God be the One speaking in these books? Do you think that God only inspired people in biblical times and decided that was enough to answer everyone's questions for all eternity? Think about when Jesus came to the earth. He was from God, and spoke God's words - but consider how difficult it would have been to believe him back then. Indeed, it was difficult for many people! He was crucified because of their disbelief!

The same is true today. Anytime something new and different and seemingly crazy comes along, we dismiss it and even go as far as to say it's "from the devil." What if everyone had dismissed Jesus?? You have to wonder - if this really is God, and you don't believe it, what are you saying about Him?

I was a Christian for a long time. As you can imagine, it has been difficult sharing my renewed beliefs to my Christian friends. They wonder what I did "wrong" and how I allowed the devil to capture me. My own sister has shown judgment against me because of it. Do you believe God would really inspire a religion that TEACHES how to be judgmental and to know nothing else? If you have ever felt true judgment, you can easily say that an all-loving God would never make you feel that way.

The God in these books IS ALL-LOVING, He is non-judgemental, He is patient, and by the way, He does not give anything but loving advice! I know because I have put a lot of His words into practice, and it has changed my life and the lives of many around me.


The most important message you could receive from this review is this:

If you read these books and decide to believe God is speaking, you have strengthened your faith.

If you read these books and decide to believe God is not speaking, you have strengthened your faith.

THEY WILL LEAD YOU TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING EITHER WAY. Therefore, do not condemn them; thank God for leading you to them.

posted by kjm on March 7, 2009

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6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

The problem is not that he THINKS he talked to God

There is nothing wrong with someone believing God spoke to them. He does speak to all of us in varous ways. The problem is that the god that this man spoke to is not the one and only true God that made and rules this universe! This man's god is a happy-go-lucky god who ...
There is nothing wrong with someone believing God spoke to them. He does speak to all of us in varous ways. The problem is that the god that this man spoke to is not the one and only true God that made and rules this universe! This man's god is a happy-go-lucky god who says we shouldn't feel guilty about anything we do. The problem is that he contradicts and misrepresents the Bible throughout his book. The problem is that a lot of desparate people will follow this man as he leads them away from God and down a path to some other god. The problem is that you can either believe in the Bible or you can believe Mr. Walsch but you cannot believe both!

posted by Lo98 on December 1, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    A Must Read For Those That Want To Stay In The Dark!!!

    My only advice is to read God's book first so that you will know what God thinks and says. The book's title is misleading because you think it will compliment God's 'original', but instead it contradicts it. If you're looking for God's truth, go to the source. If not, this book will make you feel good.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2006

    Conversations with the Subconscious: A common dialogue

    The Conversations With God trilogy and two related books I have read by the same author, are nothing but an example of automatic writing or a variety of it, and the philosophy contained therein is nothing but typical new age claptrap. And I'm not speaking as a fundie who finds the book's views blasphemous, but as a humanist, who finds the book to be nothing but a pipe dream. Admittedly the 'god' of the trilogy is far kinder than the JCM God, but so what? God makes a number of curious mistakes in grammar and usage that would signify to an intelligent person that the 'god' of CWG is nothing but the unconsious mind of Neal Walsh, it knows nothing Neal doesn't know, and reflects his own preconceived notions. As a divine revelation, this book is as much of a joke as Mary Baxter's Divine Revelation of Hell [from a fundie point of view]. One such bogus usage is the phrase '..become made manifest..'. I'm surprised the editor let that one by. A good writer would have put it '...become manifest...'. In another glaring mistake God uses 'lightyears' as a unit of time, instead of distance, a very common mistake among the uneducated but would be rather surprising from God almighty. Basically the philosphy is a univesalist/reincarnationist/new age synthesis. God's in His heaven and all's right with the World. Blah blah blah.. Nothing new about the series whatsoever. It may reflect how reality OUGHT to be, but hardly what reality actually IS. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring shows us that not all is right with the world and 'God' is doing nothing to help us. It's totally in our bag now. In fact reality is an absurd joke indeed if some intelligence created it! A joke in bad taste and we are the hapless victiims of that joke.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2000

    Not Worth It

    This book was a real let down. There were moments of possibility but they soon faded into floaty, new age glitter with no solid core. There were some major generalizations and the themes never went anywhere solid. It seemed to be more of an advertisement for head chatter than anything more. Save your time and energy and skip this one. There are plenty of other texts out there relating to the divine.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2005

    Watch Out

    Mr. Walsh has missed by the very title of his book. It should read, 'Conversations with Mr. Walsh.' Is he writing under the premise that he believes in God? Then what is his basis for what God says? Did he have a 'vision' of God? If he is basing it on the Bible (God's Word to those who believe in God), then he has completely missed it. His book directly contradicts the Bible. He missed from the start (the title).

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    How much longer?

    During reading the first book I gave up the validity of this 'God'. Not that I'm not a believer but I didin't think that He knew much about human being and it was a bunch of jurgons stolen from other phylosophers. The book did have some interesting points otherwise the rest of it was childishly written. As a phylosophy and religious reader, my inteligence was rather insulted. The book may only be liked by those who have no background in sprituality and are looking for a starting point.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2002

    Interesting But Shallow

    At first I was impressed by Mr. Walsch's premise that there is no Satan and that the Bible is just words. He also puts Jesus on the same plane as other "Masters". I too read and reread his book, but then decided that I didn't know any more about Christianity then the author so I gave the Bible one more chance and now rely on it for my Godly beliefs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2000

    Good 1st Impression, disappointing seond

    This book appeals to people who are hurt by organized religion. The author has done little to convince me that he is not another fanatic with an agenda (having come out with 4 books now, perhaps more). When I read that his God had personal knowledge of Albert Einstein and that this was the extent of Mr. Walsch¿s scientific knowledge, I put the book down. In contrast, I found 'Anita¿s Legacy' a much better book that discussed so beautifully the conflict between science and religion, all in the context of an unforgetful story. Having been raised in Southern Illinois, I was amazed that an Indian author¿s lead character would describe my father so well! Jo Green

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